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I have a question about references and descriptions to all the morphological features available in aparc.stats, extracted from structural MRI. I am using all the different features (SurfArea, GrayVol, ThickAvg, ThickStd, MeanCurv, GausCurv, FoldInd, CurvInd) for the 68 cortical regions available from the Desikan Kiliany atlas. I have been trying to find references to how these features are measured or derived, but couldn't find a proper list of references to each of the features. I a lot of references here https://surfer.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/fswiki/FreeSurferMethodsCitation, with detailed descriptions on surface reconstruction and how cortical thickness is measured, but couldn't find a detailed explanation on the other features, especially curvature values. I think I have been able to find out what each of the measurements mean and how they are calculated in principle, through searching the internet a lot, but with no direct link to FreeSurfer. For instance, I know you can calculate the curvature values from the principle curvatures, but how does FS estimate those form the reconstructed Surface? And which one of the two surfaces does it use? White-pial or pial-csf surface? I found https://brainder.org/ really helpful, but it says for example that a new way of measuring cortical volume was implemented in FS 6.0.0, so does that mean for previous versions FS uses the Thickness x SurfaceArea method? Would be great if you can help me with this, or point me to the correct website I might just have missed during my search. Best wishes Philipp The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683. Tha Oilthigh Obar Dheathain na charthannas clàraichte ann an Alba, Àir. SC013683.
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